so any excuse at the drop of a hat, not that syria is a drop of a hat, but i would use this as an opportunity to get fully allocated into equities, like you said, big caps, small caps, but also don't forget the bond side. if you want true volatility control in's rag rate environment, floating rates, senior loans is a good place to be. but it is a way, a time to get back fully allocated in a cheap way. i think syria, suez, canal, remember, the united states is becoming energy independent. so you have a lot of oil coming from middle america that's coming to the gulf coast. so we're not as dependent upon or at risk of the sue weighs canal closing as we were a couple years ago -- suez canal. lori: given the market as pullback of late how would you advise your clients to invest now? mid-cap you call them the middle child syndrome. let's start there.